The wider world of peer review

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					     Peer Review
                                                                                                  By Mike Garcelon, AACI, P. App, Member, Ad Hoc Committee on Peer Review



     The wider world of peer review

     P          revious peer review articles have focused
                on AIC’s Peer Review Pilot Project. In this
                article, we will extend our view and take
      a brief look at recent peer review developments by
      other Canadian professions. A short update of AIC’s
      peer review program is also offered.
           In 2006, the Law Society of Upper Canada cre-
      ated the Practice Review Program, which reflects
      the Society’s emphasis on quality assurance in
      service of public interest.
           The Chartered Accountants of Alberta and BC
      have each implemented a mandatory Practice
      Review Program. Each firm is reviewed at least
      once every three years and given recommendations
      for improvement. Other provincial CA associations
      have similar programs, as do numerous interna-              “The Peer Review Pilot Project has progressed well since
      tional associations (e.g., the New Zealand Institute
      of Chartered Accountants).
                                                                    its January 2009 launch, and initial feedback from
           In 2002, the College of Nurses of Ontario                        participants has been very positive.”
      created the mandatory Quality Assurance Practice
      Review program with a stated purpose of protect-
      ing the public and enhancing professional growth.       gram	auditing	up	to	5%	of	members	on	an	                  training sessions, and creating a commercial
      Up	to	750	nurses	and	nurse	practitioners	are	           annual basis.                                             review infrastructure. Also, the committee
      selected at random each year. This program has a            Based on this brief survey, it can be observed        recently conducted a member-wide survey to
      three-step process involving in-depth assessments       that many of Canada’s top-tier professions                gain a better understanding of the members’
      and, if necessary, a remediation component.             have recognized the tremendous benefits of an             perceptions and expectations of the peer
           In 2006, the Ontario Ministry of Education         education-oriented peer review program.                   review concept.
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Description: Previous peer review articles have focused on AIC's Peer Review Pilot Project. In this article, the authors will extend their view and take a brief look at recent peer review developments by other Canadian professions. A short update of AIC's peer review program is also offered. In 2006, the Law Society of Upper Canada created the Practice Review Program, which reflects the Society's emphasis on quality assurance in service of public interest. In 2006, the Ontario Ministry of Education introduced the Teacher Performance Appraisal System for Experienced Teachers. The intent of this program is to provide a continuum of support, as a new teacher successfully completes the New Teacher Induction Program and becomes an experienced teacher.
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